Subject: Re: resolver plans
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Michael Graff <email@example.com>
Date: 02/15/2000 16:50:23
> I believe BIND9 getaddrinfo similarly does not obey nsswitch.conf
> (or whatever) search order, since it internally calls getipnodebyname
> equivalent function from inside. Just from code inspection so
> I may be wrong...
The "bind9" client-side resolver code is intended to be a reference
implementation only, not to be used as production code. I should
know, I wrote a fair bit of it. :)
I'd just look at how the lightweight resolver daemon is called (using
lwres_getaddrinfo() for instance) and put that into libc. I have
actually done this to some degree, and was getting forward and reverse
lookups from ping6, traceroute6, and ssh with ipv4/v6 support.